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Council Meeting of September 7, 2021

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  1. anonymous wrote:

    Anyone see the opra request 21-368. Boy the BA sure works hard (insert sarcasm). Hasn’t taken a vacation day since he started and has accumulated 75 days. Must be nice to get all that time after only 3 years. Look at his contract under his vacation time…..big payout! I call BS on not taking ANY VACATION DAYS

    Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  2. Little buddy wrote:

    I guess all those Florida fishing trips with his BFF Campbell were working trips.. he also must have an office in his boat that he’s on every other day

    Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    EK has made a career of fleecing the taxpayers. Huisman and Campbell have followed in his footsteps. Campbell had a years worth of time. Huisman already got us once and now has the opportunity to do it again. This administration allows it to happen.
    Vote for Jerry

    Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 5:32 pm | Permalink
  4. The untouchables wrote:

    EK will get away with this like he does everything else. The man is truly untouchable, and at the expense of us the taxpayers. He will be able to cash out all of the days at some point when he leaves. First boatgate, bullying residents and now being out of the office on vacations without using the overabundance of vacation days he gets annually.
    When will it stop? When will this man be held accountable for something?

    Monday, September 13, 2021 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    This administration is complicit in all of this .they will be voted out. Walsifer allows it all to happen.

    Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:54 am | Permalink
  6. Expired Contract wrote:

    I looked at the OPRA, looks like EK contract is expired. How is that possible? The hits just keep on coming!
    I want to know what EK has on everyone. Why is he the chosen one to get away with all of these things? Will it ever end? When will enough be enough?

    Monday, September 13, 2021 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  7. Smoke and Mirrors wrote:

    EK contract expired December 2019. Did they just not post the updated contract on the OPRA?

    Monday, September 13, 2021 at 2:56 pm | Permalink
  8. Vote wrote:

    Vote for Gerry in Nov.
    Expose the graft and greed.
    Do not let these people get away with it
    Mrs Kinny may be a nice person but she was hand picked by Mark (after several other people refused) and just doesn’t have the experience to stand up to him.

    Monday, September 13, 2021 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  9. Editor wrote:

    I removed my link to the contract post.
    I’ll post new info when I can.

    Monday, September 13, 2021 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
  10. EK = BS wrote:

    Kirschenbaum cares about one person and one person only, himself. I wish he could be recalled. Go get him Jerry!

    Monday, September 13, 2021 at 8:57 pm | Permalink
  11. Team Belmar wrote:

    #8- I think you are unfairly describing what Mrs. Kinney brings she is an experienced business woman who has brought her business into Belmar where her home is, she is a mom with young children and practices medicine. I believe that not only is she a very nice person, she is educated and experienced in a lot of different aspects of the community and struggles people face. She brings a unique perspective to the council and represents a lot of people currently not represented on same. She is of the age where she is invested in Belmar not only for today, a year from now but a significant amount of time. She cares about the whole community and can offer unique insight as a small business owner in town and what that takes, as a mom with kids in school and so on. I want someone who represents Belmar from being around the community in their life not just when they want to be elected and they come out of their retirement bubble to walk around and canvas. On top of which Mrs. Kinney has more experience in life on what it takes to manage a successful business and is the only candidate running that isn’t entitled to their own petition fund. Gerry will not represent the independent person trying to build a life. Mrs. Kinney has her own voice and educated opinions I am confident that she wouldn’t have been able to get where she is in life if she was afraid to open her mouth.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 2:22 pm | Permalink
  12. Selective Posting wrote:

    Just as an FYI two people have made comments on this thread that have yet to be posted.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 6:06 pm | Permalink
  13. Editor wrote:

    I appreciate all my readers and commenters. Please use my email to communicate with me.
    editor@thebelmarblog.com

    Or, include your email when you comment so that I can communicate with you.

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    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 6:35 pm | Permalink
  14. Editor wrote:

    No. 12 Yes, I know. There was a problem and it was my mistake.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 8:21 pm | Permalink
  15. Vote wrote:

    #11 While I appreciate your enthusiasm for your candidate, I disagree with your assessment. Mrs Kinny has zero experience in local government and she was hand picked by Walsifer. Walsifer, like Doherty before him, ain’t hand picking anyone that he feels will give him any trouble. It’s politics 101. She, although very nice, seems to have very little understanding how this town is run. She is a Belmar business owner, that is true. However her landlord is a major developer in this town who frequently has items before the board. She would have to recuse herself every time that happens. I’m sorry but after an era of Tom Brennan and Matt Doherty, we can’t have another council person who needs to recuse themselves when there is a potentially major decision to be made.
    What this town needs right now is a contrarian point of view. Walsifer and his bros need to be reined in by someone who has already shown he has, not only the willingness, but the experience to do so.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6:43 am | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Well said 15. She will not win. Everyone is sick of the corruption, bullying, and cronyism.
    Vote for Jerry!!

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 12:19 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    #11. then she should have no issue with a candidate debate

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm | Permalink
  18. Editor wrote:

    She did it last year. So did Jerry.

    http://blog.commonsenseforbelmar.org/the-debate/

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  19. AMA wrote:

    #17 She won’t have an issue. Neither will Jerry. But it’s not technically a debate. They just get to answer questions.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 4:51 pm | Permalink
  20. Nothing will change wrote:

    Would someone please make this man accountable for something! How is it he is always able to get away with everything! He got a boat slip for FREE, he has and continues to bully residents and now abusing time. How is it possible someone used only 8 vacation/sick/personal days in 3 YEARS.
    He is over paid, gets a free car, free boat slip etc! And nothing ever happens. We allow this to happen under our noses on our tax dollars.
    Please some start send OPRA requests, start your own investigations and paper trail. All of this stinks. We should not feel afraid to speak out against this.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6:12 pm | Permalink
  21. Nothing will wrote:

    #20 Amen. We went from Colleen Connelly to Fast Eddie. We just keep allowing it to happen. There was no such thing as a boro administrator before Doherty created the position. Now they are the personification of corruption.
    Anyone running for council should have firing Kerchinbaum as day one agenda. Free boat slip rescinded and benefits like those of us in private sector. You don’t use your sick/PTO, you lose it. Period.

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    When you keep track of your own time you have plenty of time. No accountability.

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  23. Never ending saga wrote:

    What a disgrace. We should be ashamed that we allow this in our town. Everyone keeps saying that he needs to be held accountable yet there is nothing we can do. He is collecting all of this while he has an expired contract. How is this possible? The OPRA shows both a expired contract and the use of no vacation days. So when he is not in the office on vacation, fishing or whatever else he does on personal time what is he using to get paid?
    There are so many unanswered questions, so much for the group that ran on “transparency”
    I for one am saddened that my tax dollars are being used for this.

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6:34 pm | Permalink
  24. Just saying wrote:

    Walsifer’s support of Kirschenbaum, Huisman and Campbell will be his political downfall.

    Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    #24 Correct. I had such high hopes for this admin, sweeping away the blatant corruption of the last admin.
    But like the line from the The Who’s ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’… ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’.

    Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8:21 am | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    Wally and Kirschenbaum make Doherty and Colleen look like preschool play…well maybe Not Colleen but a close second…they all still laugh at us taxpayers all the way to the bank

    Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    24
    These 4 have been in bed together for decades. You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours. They all owe each other and they pay each other with our money. Absolutely corrupt!

    Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

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